A crown (often known as a ‘cap’ to patients) is a tooth shaped restoration that is placed over a prepared tooth.
It is mainly used to restore a natural tooth’s shape, size and also to improve the appearance of your smile. There are different types of tooth-coloured crowns available, some even included under NHS treatment.
- Metal-Bonded Crowns – Also known as Metal-Ceramic Crowns. These are crowns which have white porcelain-fused to metal and are regularly used within NHS dentistry.
- Metal-Free Crowns – Also known as ‘white’ or ‘tooth-coloured’ crowns. These do not have any component of metal and are made from specialist materials such as zirconia, e-max, lava etc thereby allowing far superior aesthetics and can readily match the shine and translucency of natural teeth.
- Gold Crowns – available using real gold or alternative metals.